This film is an official selection of the Sound Unseen 16 Film & Music Festival.
Date: Sat. Nov. 14, 2015
Venue: Trylon microcinema
Price: $10 advance/$12 at the door
Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music and inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians — yet for countless potential fans, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend. Not many musicians can lay claim to being the ‘father’ of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush can. In “Revival: The Sam Bush Story,” audiences will experience the power of Sam’s musical journey. Widely considered the ‘Father of Newgrass’, Sam has become the icon of his own genre. In the film, noted musicians from Alison Krauss to John Oates, from the Avett Brothers to Chris Thile, say many of today’s biggest acts in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana and the jam band scene owe a debt of gratitude to Sam. But where does Father of Newgrass fit in the new world of acoustic music? While musicians he inspired reach levels of stardom Sam never did, his challenge is to remain relevant: one show at a time. (Synopsis provided by filmmaker.)
Co-Director Kris Wheeler will be in attendance
DIR: Kris Wheeler & Wayne Franklin, USA, 2015, 98 min.
Sponsored by: Peace Coffee and Seward Coop